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Scorecard | Thu 31 Jul


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England vs India Test

The Rose Bowl, Southampton ,7/27/2014, 15:30 (IST)


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England vs India Test

Lord's, London ,7/17/2014, 15:30 (IST)

India beat England by 95 runs

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Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo ,7/22/2014, 12:30 (IST)

Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 2 wickets

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Test

Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo ,7/24/2014, 10:00 (IST)

Sri Lanka drew with South Africa

About Makar Sankranti


Makar Sankranti(Sanskrit: मकर संक्रान्ति) or Sankranti or Sankranthi marks the transition of the Sun into Capricorn on its celestial path. This is significant considering the Winter Solstice marks the beginning of the gradual increase of the duration of the day. Remember actually the shortest day on the earth is December 21st, 22nd and from this point onwards day begin to increase. Hence actual Winter Solstice begin on December 21st or December 22nd when the tropical sun enters Makara rashi. Now because of the earths tilt of 23.45 degrees and sliding of equninoxes ayanamasha occurs and causing makara samkranti to slide further. 1000 years back in 1000AD makar samkranti was in Dec 31st and now January 14th and After 5000 years Makara sankranti will come in the end of february, begining of march. After 9000 years Makara sanranti will come in the june (it will be

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